"I think every shot's going in, and this one was no different," said Jenkins, who finished with 14 points.

As for Arcidiacono's part, he said, "If I could get a shot, I was going to shoot it. But I heard someone screaming in the back of my head. It was Kris. I just gave it to him and he let it go with confidence."

The Tar Heels were on the verge of mounting a comeback after being down six points with under two minutes left. It seemed that the game was headed into overtime after Paige's miraculous heave before the Wildcats' perfect set-up play.

Before Jenkins' game-winner, it was sixth man Phil Booth who carried the offensive load earlier in the game for the balanced Villanova squad. He finished with a team-high 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting.

After being doubted for most part of the tournament, the Jay Wright-mentored Wildcats proved that one doesn't need a superstar to come out on top. Their Final Four matchup with the much-heralded Buddy Hield and the Oklahoma Sooners was clear proof: Villanova limited the Naismith College Player of the Year to a measly nine points, on their way to the most lopsided result in Final Four history, 95-51.

What a thrilling end to this year's NCAA March Madness:

Congratulations, Villanova Wildcats!

And sorry, Mike.